Docklands’ first five star hotel, Peppers, has opened today almost fully booked, providing confidence in the precinct’s tourism potential to stakeholders and investors.
Located in Melbourne developer Capital Alliance’s mixed apartment and hotel project M Docklands, 90 percent of Peppers’ 87 hotel rooms were booked months in advance ahead of Melbourne’s summer sporting season which includes the Australian Open and cricket.
Operated by Mantra Group, it is the first Peppers hotel to open in the city and will join 12 Mantra-branded apartment hotels in Melbourne CBD and the airport.
Peppers General Manager Jeremy Nordkamp said it was positive to see such strong early demand for the hotel in Docklands.
“We’re thrilled to be opening Peppers Docklands today, bringing premium five star accommodation to the precinct and drawing local and international tourists to the area,” Mr Nordkamp said.
“With Melbourne’s sporting events peaking over summer, including the Australian Open and cricket season, it’s no surprise we’ve reached 90 per cent capacity upon opening to the public.”